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Why have English teams flopped in Europe?Despite their new 5.1 billion pounds ($7.8 billion) television rights deal, the blanket failure of Premier League clubs in the Champions League has left England looking like Europe's poor relation.After Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal fell, Manchester City's elimination by Barcelona Wednesday left England with no quarterfinal representatives in Europe's elite club competition for the second time in three years.With Hull City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur having all fallen short in the Europa League, Everton were the last English team still standing in Europe prior to the second leg of their last 16 tie against Dynamo Kiev Thursday.Chelsea have played 44 games this season -- one fewer than Paris Saint-Germain, the team who eliminated them from the Champions League. Arsenal have played 45 times to Monaco's 44 and City 42 times to Barcelona's 44 .
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